K.M. Jenkins is a published best-selling speculative fiction author with her story, A Father’s Protection ranking #1 on Amazon. She is the proud mother of twin boys that make life interesting. If she isn’t writing, chasing kids around or sleeping, you will find her designing book covers for her design business.
How did you get into writing?
I loved reading books when I was younger; spent most of my time doing it, actually. If I wasn’t reading books I was drawing or creating stories for my enjoyment. It wasn’t till I was in high school when I decided I wanted to write my own book. At, this point the world of Tarzinëa was growing fast inside my head and I couldn’t escape anymore. So, my journey to create this world has been in the works almost ten years now. The Tales of Ferrês series is a short story collection that helps introduce characters and one kingdom specifically that my books will only touch on.
What can you tell us about your daily routines that help you focus and your creative habits? So, for example how do you come up with some of your ideas and inspiration for your book?
Several stories come randomly when I am driving, taking a shower, or sleeping. I have twin boys going on 18 months in December, so my creative juices get limited with exposure. However, I get creativity flow by my cover design work and spend a lot of my time reading still. Just doing these two regularly revamps my creative juices enough to keep me going full throttle.
Is this book very personal for you? If so, how?
Each story or book inside my Legendary Heroes saga has been a part of me for so long it has become personal. These characters are like living beings to me and some of my trusted friends. If it wasn’t for having them inside my head, I think life would have been boring and lonely.
The Assassin’s Prophecy Tales of Ferrês Story #4
How did you come up with the book title?
The title for this story kind of fell into place on its own. Jeremy is an assassin who just recently joined with the Assassin Association. He is a troubled man trying to find his way in the world after being sheltered by the path of nobility. Giving up all his wealth was easy but trying to find his place without losing himself is hard. Jeremy is by far one of my more stubborn characters and thanks to Esmë (the Unicorn) she will help break some barriers down for him. His views on life will change with once she reveals a truth only she can see for his future.
Plot and Synopsis
Can you describe what the book plot and give a detailed synopsis of the book, of course without any spoilers.
Jeremy is a mercenary for the Assassin’s Association. He has proven to himself and his superiors that he is worth keeping around. Now Jeremy faces the one mission that could break his career and ruin his father’s name. Jeremy has to kill the elven king, but when emotions get involved everything backfires. A chance encounter with a mysterious elven maiden secures his escape from imprisonment and certain death.
With her help, he finds solace among the trees only to realize he has become trapped inside the Forest of Ferrês. Trading one evil for another, Jeremy will face truths about himself he never knew.
Can he deny the words of fate spoken from a Unicorn’s mind? Join Jeremy in the fourth installment of the Tales of Ferrês to find out.
Is there any movie, book, or television series that you can somewhat liken your story to? So for example, some books you can say are like Game of Thrones or Star Wars, what mainstream and popular movie do you think your book somewhat “feels” like? Did you want this to be the case?
For this specific story no; I don’t believe I know of one. However, as a full series the Tales of Ferrês would remind you of: the DragonLance Saga, the Inheritance Series, Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar novels and recently someone compared them to Harry Potter.
My overall goal for the Legendary Heroes Saga is to create a platform similar to the DragonLance Saga or Mercedes Lackey’s world of Valdemar; it’s made up of several dozen series.
Themes or Messages
What themes and deeper meanings or messages can we expect to find in this book if any? Is there any deep meanings or philosophical questions being explored in the book?
Jeremy is a complex character in The Assassin’s Prophecy. Since this is only a short story it only touches on his journey to finding his true place in the world. But, the deep meaning hid within is how a man comes to face his true self when he fights so hard to escape it. Sometimes you have to look into the eyes of a Unicorn to see the true desires of your heart, your mind seeks so hard to hide.
Off the wall question, but would some of the issues being explored in the book relate to us here in the real world?
In a way yes. Due to the story being fantasy the world itself wouldn’t measure up. However, the journey Jeremy takes within the story is a big task a good deal of people experience in today’s time. The big obstacle for him is going from a life of wealth to facing the real world as an adult. Unlike our day where we have no choice but to adventure into the world he made the choice himself. He chose freedom to the ties wealth brings and wants to leave his own mark on the world different from his father’s.
What can you tell us about the setting that we will be seeing in this book?
The story has two specific places featured. The first is inside Vladïmir the kingdom of the elves. But, as the story unfolds you will find yourself inside the mysterious Forest of Ferrês where magical beasts live.
What cultures or societies can we expect to see and can you tell us about how you came up with creating these societies? Was it difficult to get deep into how the societies function?
There are two societies touched on within The Assassin’s Prophecy. The first is the elves and the second is the magical beasts. In the land of the elves you only see a bit of information that gives you and idea of how they function. A big key element that draws into the novels I am working on is the conversation held by the Elven King and his companion (not spoiling who he is talking to).
The land of Ferrês is a strange land many don’t completely understand and with magic at its very core it’s as if it has a mind of its own. The series is mainly to showcase the Forest of Ferrês and help show how it functions within the world itself. And, show how it has influenced the friendships, journey and fate our heroes.
Tell us about the history of the land or world or worlds that we will be exploring through out the book?
The Forest of Ferrês is a mystery to humans, elves, and other races. It has been a part of the world of Tarzinëa since the dawn of time. However, know one has entered to return to the world at hand. Or, as this series shows they don’t tend to share what they witnessed.
I could give details about the forest’s power and the creatures within but that would spoil current and future release stories for this series.
What can you tell us about some of the main characters and villains in this book?
Jeremy starts out playing the role of the villain only to find out he doesn’t exactly fit that role after all. As things progress he meets Esmë (the Unicorn) and finds out his fate and a bit of his future. She is a mystery, but that’s expected since she is the only Unicorn to exist.
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Please nominate another author you really like and has not yet reached mainstream and a small paragraph about why you believe this author is someone to really look into.
Renee Scattergood, she is a fellow speculative fiction author. She has a serial series going on for her Shadow Stalker series. It is a spectacular world with excellent character building. It is definitely a good read.